“Endurance is good,” opens Donald Hall’s “Daylilies on the Hill,” and this new edition of his essays proves that endure, he surely does. Collecting this former Laureate’s writings on Eagle Pond, the site of and source of much of his inspiration, allows readers a chance to experience him at his best. Included in their entirety are Seasons at Eagle Pond and Here at Eagle Pond, the poem “Daylilies on the Hill,” and many uncollected pieces. Here, readers can experience joy, sorrow, laughter, and more, all in one place, in both poetry and prose. In Seasons, he beautifully narrates the flow of one into then next, taking the good with the bad and moving on, knowing that the cycle always begins again. Approaching all facets of life with a sense of simplicity and love, Hall distills the human experience with a sense of humor that readers will return to again and again, each time learning something new.